Axio Launches Free Ransomware Preparedness Assessment Tool

Axio today announced the availability of a free Ransomware Preparedness Assessment tool to give organizations detailed visibility into their cyber posture with respect to ransomware. 

The assessment is based on data from hundreds of real ransomware events, guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Axio’s research. 

By using the Axio360 platform, users can rapidly assess and prepare for a ransomware attack, the most widespread cyber scourge of our time. The framework was designed by Axio’s research and development team, who have extensive experience building the most widely used cybersecurity maturity models for critical infrastructure.

The output of the Axio360 Ransomware Preparedness Assessment will be accepted as supplementary evidence in support of cyber insurance applications. 

The assessment output can be used to rapidly evaluate gaps in an organization’s cybersecurity posture that make it more susceptible to big-game-hunting ransomware. These results are critical in identifying and implementing protections against ransomware and will have the secondary effect of increasing the organization’s overall cybersecurity posture. The assessment interface in the Axio360 platform includes a comprehensive reporting functionality for executive stakeholders such as the C-suite and board members. Functionality in Axio360 supports targeting, planning, and tracking improvements to ensure that they are implemented.

Axio’s core value is centered around helping organizations solve cyber risk. In 2020, the company provided three free cyber risk program assessment tools that give organizations visibility into their cyber posture. Axio360’s free tool set also includes the complete NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), the complete Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), a wizard-based on-ramp to the C2M2 called C2M2 Foundation. In 2021, Axio will continue providing the latest cutting-edge instruments, including a wizard-based on-ramp to the NIST CSF called the NIST CSF Foundations and support for company-specific control frameworks for more advanced subscribers. 

By using the Axio360 free tool set, initial assessments can be the baseline to build a cybersecurity management program. Axio recommends setting a current and target state for improvement, which is easy and convenient to track over time in the platform. 

For more information on how to secure your organization and improve your cyber risk management, access all of Axio’s free tools here:

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